Italian Christmas breads

sebongela

sebongela

Ciao a tutti

Am intrigued by the Italian Christmas breads. Intend making at least one of them this Christmas. Anyone have a good recipe or a suggestions for which one

A wonderful time to all

Sebongela

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Hi sebongela

We generally have panettone and buy it online, but here's a recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/panettone  

Panforte is another: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/panforte

Buon Natale!

Chris

 

 

sebongela

sebongela

Buongiorno ChrisM108

Thanks Chris. Buon Natale to you too. I use BBcfoods a lot. Use their recipe for my Christmas cake and Marzipan. Will look at it, here you need to be careful where you get them, as they tend to be dry. Am comfortable with making bread and enriched doughs, should be a breeze. It is finding the time that is more challenging. Have had very little time to even do languages.

Ciao

sebongela

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

I've never tried any (liking panettone a lot, dry or not) but there are many ways to deal with dry or stale panettone - https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/collections/gallery/panettone-recipes-christmas/qlp2du5i?page=4

sebongela

sebongela

Hi ChrisM108

Grazie, you are a font of lots of knowledge. In my house with everyone home, nothing goes stale. just know that some brands we get here in the valley are nothing to write home about. So prefer to bake from scratch. That way I know that there are good ingredients in them and not hundreds of chemicals and preservatives we can't even begin to pronounce. Drives me a bit crazy, frankly. Not sure about the UK, but here so many of shop bought stuff has so much rubbish in it all. 

A presto

Sebongela

 

sebongela

sebongela

The rush is over, feasting and opening presents. We have so much snow here that my grown children have been skiing in our garden and down our driveway. Snow here is not part for the course and we are also thrilled when we have a white Christmas. It is also unusually cold. So staying home and starting Italian and German is back on the cards.

Was also gifted a lovely panettone from a genuine source. An Italian bakery. Absolutely delicious I may add.

My favourite holiday or day is still the winter solstice, days will slowly get longer. Can't wait.

Ciao a tutti

Sebongela

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi both, 

Hope you had a wonderful XMas!

If you haven't tasted it yet, you may wish to try Pandoro too (https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/pandoro/). I  have not tested the recipe myself as we usually buy it, but I recommend it (especially with mascarpone cream) :) 

Happy Holidays to you and your families!

 
ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Certainly did, Caterina, and I wish the same for you and your family.  

I'll definitely try the Pandoro (and definitely with mascarpone!) and have been working through some Panforte.  It's great, but to be had in small portions, I reckon!

Buon anno a te!

Chris

 

 

 

sebongela

sebongela

Hi Caterina

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas too. Have not tried Pandoro, but will certainly look at it and will make it at some stage too. Lived in South East Asia for 15 years and I think what I miss most is the variety of different Asian foods we had there. Have not lived in Europe, but my husband is Portuguese, so I cook a lot of different Portuguese dishes and desserts. 

I do make Tiramisu, which is a family favourite.

Grazie

Sebongela

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